Video: WPFW Askia on the nature of public radio and Democracy Now clip of history


Nice clip at 7:47   1:01:32

Askia Muhammad says that there is a focus around activists, and another around radio professionals. Each tries to pull in their own direction.  If activists control, the only people who can afford to work have trust funds.  If broadcast professionals, then those who don’t pronounce words “perfectly” (in their estimation) may be let go. This tension remains, but it works itself out for the best.

Radio will never be obsolete, wherever you go, radio gives you the local story. How often do you listen to your ipod?  It’s old news.

A programmer said it’s the volunteers who stay but the paid management and others keep leaving.

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